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Jul 24, 2019

Nilüfer Yanya released her debut album, Miss Universe, in March via ATO. Last night she stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform the album's "In Your Head." It was her TV debut. More

Jun 20, 2019

Nilüfer Yanya is a promising new 23-year-old London-based singer/songwriter/guitarist. She released her debut album, Miss Universe, in March via ATO. Now she has shared a video for the album's "Paradise."  More

Apr 11, 2019

Nilüfer Yanya is a promising new 23-year-old London-based singer/songwriter/guitarist. She released her debut album, Miss Universe, last month via ATO. Now she has shared a video for one of the album's highlights, "Baby Blu." It was shot in Tokyo last New Year's Eve and features Yanya, as well as her sisters Molly and Elif, and brother Cemil. More

Album of the Week: Strand of Oaks

Runners Up Include: Jenny Lewis, Andrew Bird, Tamaryn, Sleeper, Nilüfer Yanya, and These New Puritans

Mar 22, 2019

We haven't done an Album of the Week post since January, but there are some upcoming albums truly worthy of the title, starting with the new one by Strand of Oaks (the project of Timothy Showalter), Eraserland, released today via Dead Oceans.Here is more info on the album, as well as a round up and streams for other notable albums released today. More

Nilüfer Yanya Shares Lyric Video for New Song “Tears”

Miss Universe Due Out March 22 via ATO

Feb 21, 2019

Nilüfer Yanya is a promising new 23-year-old London-based singer/songwriter/guitarist. She is releasing her debut album, Miss Universe, on March 22 via ATO. Now she has shared another song from it, "Tears." More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Yak, Vampire Weekend, HÆLOS, Jenny Lewis, and More

Plus Rose Elinor Dougall, Foals, Florence + the Machine, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 25, 2019

This was a helluva week for new music. Monday was fairly quiet due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, but Foals officially announced two albums and shared a cinematic video for a new song. More

Jan 22, 2019

Nilüfer Yanya is a promising new 23-year-old London-based singer/songwriter/guitarist. Now she has announced her debut album, Miss Universe, and shared a video for a new song from it, "In Your Head." Miss Universe is due out March 22 via ATO. It includes "Heavyweight Champion of the Year," which she shared back in November via a video for the track (it was one of our Songs of the Week).  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: The Good, The Bad, & The Queen; Piroshka; Cherry Glazerr; and More

Plus Murray A. Lightburn, Julia Jacklin, Nilüfer Yanya, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 09, 2018

There might still be nearly two months left in 2018, but 2019 album announcements have been coming hard and fast of late. The Top 10 of this week's Songs of the Week is packed with first and second singles from albums due out next January or February, although not our #1, that album is due out next week. More

Nov 09, 2018

Nilüfer Yanya is a promising new 23-year-old London-based singer/songwriter/guitarist. Now she has shared a new single, "Heavyweight Champion of the Year," via a video for the track.  More


Interviews

Apr 16, 2019

Nilüfer Yanya thought she would have done her debut album when she was 20. The 23-year-old's cover of Pixies' "Hey" in 2016 marked her out as a distinctive voice in London's underground indie scene, by trading the original's anxious snarl for a bewitching after-hours vibe.  More


Reviews

Miss Universe

Miss Universe

ATO

May 10, 2019

Nilüfer Yanya's debut album Miss Universe begins with a phone message from the titular character, a fictional health counselor who periodically pops in to recite some postmodern mental-health non-sequiturs, voiced by Yanya herself.  More

Sharon Van Etten and Nilüfer Yanya at Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA, February 7, 2019

Feb 14, 2019

It's well known that Sharon Van Etten grew up in New Jersey and began her musical career in New York City, but the Philadelphia date of her Remind Me Tomorrow tour was a homecoming of sorts.  More